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Articles about Depression

All you need to know about depression from a blogger who struggles from bipolar disorder- Definition, Tips when you are depressed, what to say to someone who is depressed and more

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Types of Depression | Bipolar Bandit

Depression is defined as a state of feeling sad by Merriam Webster, but if you struggle with depression, you know that there is so much more to it than that.  Depression can be debilitating and affects your life a lot more than simply being sad.  You probably know most of the signs and symptoms of depression,…

Depression Tips by a Person who Suffers from Depression due to Bipolar Disorder | Bipolar Bandit

If you are reading this because you are currently depressed, I want you to know it WILL get better.  Please do not ever give up hope.  If you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself, please tell someone you trust, let your doctor know, or go to the ER. One of the main problems with…

Depression: Steps to take to feeling better | Bipolar Bandit

There are five main categories to feel more vital, balanced, and free from depression.  These categories are mental care, support from people, physical care, your lifestyle, and spiritual self-care. Mental care includes: positive self-talk and beliefs using a mood journal being able to feel your feelings working through grief working with a  good therapist creating…

My Two Sides of Depression | Bipolar Bandit

Picture Credit: David Schafer One side is when you are around people and pretend like nothing is wrong. You act like you have everything together. You smile, but deep down you are hurting. This is depression, but people have no idea that you are struggling because you don't let them in. This is dangerous and…

Depression Tips Re: Wake Up Routine | Bipolar Bandit

Photo credit: Sleep Judge If you are struggling with depression, a great thing to try is to change your morning routine. First, it starts with brisk awakening. The key is to get up at the same time every morning. Then, establish a morning routine. Lastly, engage in an energizing activity. Brisk awakening helps concentration, energy,…

A Driving Force Behind Depression and What can Be Done About It | Bipolar Bandit

There are many causes of depression, but one thing that usually is a part of it is avoidance. While depressed, it is easy to simply deal with it by avoiding it altogether. It starts with a vicious cycle that starts with feelings of guilt, being uncomfortable, feeling like you have been rejected, and an anxious…

Accomplishment: A way out of Depression | Bipolar Bandit

Have you been putting something off because you are depressed? Have you been procrastinating because it is easier to stay in bed than take that first step forward in getting something done? Would accomplishing something feel better? When you are depressed it is easy to just put things off by just staying home or in…

Things to Say and Not to Say to someone who is Depressed | Bipolar Bandit

If someone tells you they are depressed and you know it is clinical (although some of these things might help if it is situational.) there are things you should say and things you shouldn't. Before you do anything, however, make sure they are not a threat to themselves. If they are, please call the National…